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[audio]New World Notes 319 - Imperialism Old and New (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 15, 2014. First of two parts. A classic talk from 1999 by political scientist Michael Parenti. It's just as illuminating today as it was then--and often funny, too. It is titled, "Globalization: the New Imperialism." In this week's segment, Parenti shows how the Western colonial powers UN-developed the "Third-World"--increasing poverty there in order to enrich private corporations at home...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; colonialism; capitalism; empire
Downloads: 73
[audio]New World Notes 318 - Bill Hicks - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 8, 2014. Cultural critic and stand-up comedian Bill Hicks died 20 years ago at age 32. In memoriam, we present a sampling of his recorded routines (suitable for broadcast). With brief introductions by KD. Included: 1. The war 2. The elite 3. Hillbillies 4. Gays in the military 5. "This is your brain on drugs" 6. Jay Leno 7. It's only a ride Thanks to Scooter in Houston for some of the selections here (www.aksisofevil.org)...
Keywords: Bill Hicks; war; drugs; television
Downloads: 137
[audio]New World Notes 317 - GMOs Are Bad. The System is Worse. - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 1, 2014. Writer and activist MICKEY Z. concisely explains everything that's wrong and bad about genetically modified crops (GMOs), particularly Monsanto's GMOs. He shows what's wrong and bad economically, environmentally, nutritionally, politically, you name it. But GMOs (and Monsanto) are a part of a larger evil--globalized, monopolistic corporate agriculture. And THAT is part of an even larger evil: "The System." But people have the power to bring about change...
Keywords: Mickey Z; Monsanto; GMO; agribusiness; seeds
Downloads: 143
[audio]New World Notes 316 - Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, NSA Spying, and the Hypocrisy of the Press - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 25, 2014. Journalist GLENN GREENWALD brought to light the story of Edward Snowden and the US government's massive, top-secret program of spying on every American. Here Greenwald talks about Snowden, government surveillance, the assault on civil liberties, and the government's hypocrisy about leaks and leakers. And he talks about the disgraceful behavior of the US "mainstream" news media...
Keywords: Glenn Greenwald; Edward Snowden; surveillance; NSA; press; news media
Downloads: 161
[audio]New World Notes 315 - The Top Ten - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 18, 2014.  Comic social satire.  Let the corporate media fret about the Top 10 fashion blunders, TV bloopers, waist-trimming foods, tennis players, and the like. WE'LL read or play recordings discussing more oddball Top-10 lists:  (a) Quotations, 2000-2009; (b) Reasons to visit New Zealand; (c) High-level political sex scandals (Bill & Monica didn't even make the list!); and--this ya gotta hear--(4) Military combat rifles...
Keywords: top ten; New Zealand; David Key; military rifles; sex scandal; New Zealand; David Key; military rifles; sex scandal
Downloads: 92
[audio]New World Notes 314 - What Does Woman Want? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 11, 2014. Some new reflections on International Women's Day (March 8) set the stage for an "encore performance" (that is, a rerun) of an installment from September 2009. It features a shrewd and funny speech by Dr Jocelyn Elders on human sexuality, women's health, women's rights, and the warped priorities of the right wing. Elders was U.S. Surgeon General until President Clinton fired her for her vocal advocacy of liberal and sane public-health policies...
Keywords: women; women's health; Jocelyn Elders; contraception; masturbation; sexuality
Downloads: 89
[audio]New World Notes 313 - Shadows of Liberty (2): More Media Monopoly - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 4, 2014. A new documentary film examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief history lessons on the U.S. media alternate with close looks at particular stories the corporate news media suppressed. Focus this week is on waves of media-corporation mergers, yielding near-monopoly control of the news. Plus the story of San Jose (CA) reporter Gary Webb...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; mergers; monopoly; Gary Webb
Downloads: 107
[audio]New World Notes 312 - Shadows of Liberty, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 25, 2014. A new documentary film examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief history lessons on the U.S. media alternate with close looks at particular stories the corporate news media suppressed. Amy Goodman, Robert McChesney, Julian Assange, Janine Jackson, Norman Solomon, Daniel Ellsberg, John Nichols, Dan Rather, and several other commentators appear...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; CBS; Nike; TWA Flight 800
Downloads: 42
[audio]New World Notes 311 - Chris Hedges: Only Mutiny Can Save the Ship - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 18, 2014. A stunning talk by journalist/prophet Chris Hedges, condensed and introduced by KD. Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is a metaphor for life in the U.S. today, says Hedges. The relentless pursuit of an insane goal: that's Captain Ahab on the ship Pequod, and that's corporate capitalism in the world today. On the Pequod, this pursuit created a totalitarian system and finally the destruction of ship and crew...
Keywords: Herman Melville; Chris Hedges; capitalism; corporations; climate change
Downloads: 42
[audio]New World Notes 310 - The Map Is Not the Territory - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 11, 2014. Illusion vs. reality in America today. Getting lost on Groundhog Day inspires a reflection by K.D. on S.I. Hayakawa's maxim, "The map is not the territory." The "map" of reality handed to us by the corporations and politicians falsely depicts the lay of the land (so to speak). Plus--making similar points--a selection from Virtual Renderings' new audio collage...
Keywords: S.I. Hayakawa; corporations; propaganda; Virtual Renderings
Downloads: 67
[audio]New World Notes 309 - Refusers - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 4, 2014. In Israel, military service is close to universal. Motivated by conscience--and at substantial personal risk--some Israeli soldiers refuse to serve with the occupying forces in Palestine. These soldiers are known as Refusers. We explore this important movement. And we'll hear one Refuser's story in depth, that of air force Major Yonatan Shapira, interviewed by Mike McCormick...
Keywords: refusers; Israel; IDF; Palestine; Gaza; Occupation; military
Downloads: 70
[audio]New World Notes 308 - Censored Stories 2014 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 28, 2014. A look at recent sins of omission and sins of commission of the mainstream news media. For omission, we look at some of the stories in the latest report by Project Censored. For commission, we explore the rash of recent stories warning of shortages of particular branded products--Butterball turkeys, Sriracha sauce, and now Velveeta! Plus a clip from Project Censored's movie, a news story in song by David Rovics, and an update on the great toilet pape...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; newspapers; railroads; David Rovics; Project Censored
Downloads: 150
[audio]New World Notes 307 - What If You Knew (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 21, 2014. The second half of Virtual Renderings' new audio *collage* on our environmental crisis, especially global climate change. Features many perspectives and a wide range of voices--notably (in this installment) Toby Hemenway, Noam Chomsky, and Guy McPherson. Plus a bit of post-apocalyptic science fiction and some relevant music. Introduction by K.D. I have condensed the original version slightly to fit our show's time limitation...
Keywords: global warming; climate change; civilization; environment; Virtual Renderings
Downloads: 143
[audio]New World Notes 306 - What If You Knew (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 14, 2014. The first half of Virtual Renderings' new audio *collage* on our environmental crisis, especially global climate change. Features many perspectives and a wide range of voices going back as far as 1958 ... plus some relevant music. Introduction by K.D. The unedited, hour-long *collage* is available for free download from radio4all.net . http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/72714 LICENSE: The Creative Commons license (BY-NC) is to Kenneth Dowst's...
Keywords: global warming; climate change; civilization; environment; Virtual Renderings
Downloads: 145
[audio]New World Notes 305 - Love and Power (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 7, 2014. Adam Curtis' 2011 documentary, adapted to radio by K.D. Partisans of computer networks, of Ayn Rand-ian heroic individualism, and of financial deregulation--all claimed that their cause would increase personal freedom, increase democracy, and create eternal prosperity and stability. These three causes were related--and were combined in Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan...
Keywords: computers; Ayn Rand; Alan Greenspan; deregulation; Wall Street; Asia
Downloads: 143
[audio]New World Notes 304 - Love and Power (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 31, 2013. Adam Curtis' 2011 documentary, adapted to radio by K.D. Partisans of computer networks, of Ayn Rand-ian heroic individualism, and of financial deregulation--all claimed that their cause would increase personal freedom, increase democracy, and create eternal prosperity and stability. These three causes were related--and were combined in Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan...
Keywords: computers; Ayn Rand; Alan Greenspan; deregulation; Wall Street
Downloads: 143
[audio]New World Notes 303 - Comic Satire for Christmas (2013 Edition) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 24, 2013. Some brief commentary by me, five seasonal songs, and one satiric imitation Broadway "big production number." All take a comic but critical view of American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions. I'm especially fond of the pseudo- "big production number": Stan Freberg's 1958 masterpiece, "Green Chri$tma$." The audio fidelity is very good even by today's standards; the production is rich and sophis...
Keywords: Stan Freberg; Christmas; satire; Santa
Downloads: 105
[audio]New World Notes 302 - Dispatches from the War on Christmas - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 17, 2013. A mostly lighthearted look at the Right Wing's favorite seasonal fantasy. Which is: that "secular progressives" have declared a "war on Christmas"--part of their larger war to destroy Christianity, promote drug use and gay marriage, separate Church and State, and so on. This installment offers some ravings by Bill O'Reilly, a funny rebuttal by Jon Stewart, some personal reflections by KD, and a short history lesson (the only real wars on Christmas w...
Keywords: Christmas; war on Christmas; Bill O'Reilly; religion
Downloads: 113
[audio]New World Notes 301 - Obamacare to Ecocide - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 10, 2013. This time we start with comic absurdity--a funny satire on the Obamacare rollout. Then we move to scary absurdity--the NYPD shoots some more innocent bystanders, then blames the unarmed man they were shooting at for the bystanders' bullet wounds. We end with global calamity, with a fine talk (from 2011) by radical ecology activist Derrick Jensen. Something for everybody! http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ The Creative Commons license applies to Kenn...
Keywords: Derrick Jensen; ecology; Obama; Obamacare; Glenn Broadnax; police; pollution
Downloads: 145
[audio]New World Notes 300 - American Food - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 3, 2013. Tis the season to think of food. Not only the stuff itself but the politics, economics, and ecology of the American agricultural system. Some personal reflections by KD are interwoven with eight short commentaries by JIM HIGHTOWER. Topics include packaging chicanery at the supermarket, declining food-safety rules for corporate meatpackers, low wages at fast-food chains, huge "agricultural" subsidies for the rich, how the drug-warriors destroyed an or...
Keywords: agriculture; agribusiness; farm; food; fast food; Jim Hightower
Downloads: 154
[audio]New World Notes 299 - False Stories TV Tells Us - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 26, 2013. Most of what we know about how the world works comes from the stories we are told. For a few generations now, most of the stories have been created by the corporate elite and told though the corporate-owned mass media--especially television. Researcher Dr. GEORGE GERBNER discusses how American TV distorts our understanding of how the world works. The more you watch TV, the more afraid of your environment you're likely to be...
Keywords: George Gerbner; television; TV; media; propaganda
Downloads: 189
[audio]New World Notes 298 - Apokaluptein Tales - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 19, 2013. Another intriguing audiocollage by Virtual Renderings a.k.a. Chazk (condensed by KD). It weaves together political commentary, music, clips from the movie "The Matrix," and whatnot. It combines critical views ranging from the Left (Noam Chomsky) too the far Right (stefbot)--and music ranging from the Stones to Harry Shearer to J.S. Bach. It adds up to an engaging and intelligent critique of a U.S...
Keywords: Virtual Renderings; Chazk; Apokaluptein; democracy; capitalism; Wall Street
Downloads: 139
[audio]New World Notes 297 - The Hollow Men - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 11, 2013. KD's brief reflections on folk holidays (Halloween) vs. corporate holidays (Black Friday--coming soon to a mall near you!) set the stage for a brilliant and witty short talk by historian MORRIS BERMAN. Berman sees the essential hollowness of America's so-called leaders as a reflection of the hollowness at the core of many of us and the hollowness of The American Dream...
Keywords: Morris Berman; American Dream; Obama
Downloads: 155
[audio]New World Notes 296 - Can the People Change the System? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 5, 2013. CHRIS HEDGES returns, reflecting on American capitalism run amok--driving Americans closer to poverty and destroying the ecosystem. And on the American government, dedicated to furthering the interests of the corporate elite at the expense of the 99%. Fears of popular rebellion against the system--not terrorism--have moved the Obama administration to destroy Americans' civil liberties and spy on every citizen...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; capitalism; Democratic Party; economy
Downloads: 179
[audio]New World Notes 295 - War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 29, 2013. Prophet and war correspondent CHRIS HEDGES reflects on the psychologically destructive--yet addicting--nature of war. He focuses not on rulers and generals but on the people on the ground--civilians and enlisted soldiers and war correspondents too. This talk is based on his own experience and based on his book, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; war; PTSD; Bosnia
Downloads: 165
[audio]New World Notes 294 - Can Technology Save Us? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 22, 2013. Even though you know the answer to the question (no), you'll probably still enjoy the show, which features selections from two funny and intelligent talks. JELLO BIAFRA explains how the last supposedly revolutionary technological advances--cell phones and the Internet--have weakened real communities and increased alienation. Urban-design theorist JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER discusses our technology gurus' (at Google) inability to understand that technology...
Keywords: Jello Biafra; James Howard Kunstler; Internet; peak oil; technology
Downloads: 197
[audio]New World Notes 293 - The Prostitute Press, the War Machine, and Anwar al-Awlaki (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 15, 2013. Second of 2 parts. A fine talk by JEREMY SCAHILL based on his book, Dirty Wars. In Part 2, Scahill tells of Obama's secret war in Yemen, revealed by the good reporting by the courageous Yemeni journalist Abduleleh Haidar Shaye. He was soon abducted by US forces and held in prison by Yemen's dictator at the insistence of President Obama. Scahill contrasts Haider Shaye's courage with the sycophancy of the Washington press corps...
Keywords: Anwar al-Awlaki; Anwar Awlaki; Abdulrahman al-Awlaki; Abdulelah Haider Shaye; Jeremy Scahill; Obama; Yemen; media; press; war
Downloads: 136
[audio]New World Notes 292 - The Prostitute Press, the War Machine, and Anwar al-Awlaki (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 8, 2013. A fine talk by journalist JEREMY SCAHILL based in part on his recent book, Dirty Wars. Scahill tells the story of the politicization and then radicalization of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki--assassinated by President Obama in 2011. But this is also the story of an ever-expanding National Security State, the US's ever-expanding global wars, Barack Obama's war against whistleblowers and press freedom...
Keywords: Anwar al-Awlaki; Anwar Awlaki; Jeremy Scahill; Obama; Yemen; media; press; war
Downloads: 209
[audio]New World Notes 291 - Palast and Pilger on Colonialism and Democracy - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 1, 2013. Two dispatches from South America show progress from (1) colonialism to (2) neocolonialism to (3) neocolonialism disguised as democracy to (4) democracy. Greg Palast reports from Ecuador (Stage 3), ruthlessly exploited by & practically a colony of the World Bank and global financial institutions. John Pilger reports from Bolivia, which has recently and tentatively arrived at Stage 4...
Keywords: Ecuador; Bolivia; South America; neocolonialism; democracy; John Pilger; Greg Palast; War on Democracy; indigenous; World Bank; Evo Morales
Downloads: 163
[audio]New World Notes 290 - Vermont Yankee, Farewell (Sort of) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 24, 2013. The good news: New England's most decrepit nuclear power plant--Vermont Yankee--is ceasing operations. The bad news: all its deadly radioactive material will just sit there untouched, on the banks of the Connecticut River, for the next 60 years. The really odd news: closing the plant was just a business decision by its corporate owner. We'll have details on the closing and then selections from Dr...
Keywords: nuclear power; Vermont Yankee; Helen Caldicott; energy
Downloads: 140
[audio]New World Notes 289 - US vs. Syria: What the Heck is Going On? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 17, 2013. President Obama's rationale for bombing Syria is so preposterous, so illegal--and so unpersuasive to the American public--that one has to ask, What is this warmongering REALLY about? The show features some provocative insights by commentators Bruce Dixon and Eric Margolis, law professor Marjorie Cohn, singer Pete Seeger, and yours, truly. Cohn recording courtesy of "The Michael Slate Show." http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ For an ordered listing ...
Keywords: Syria; war; Obama; Bruce Dixon; Eric Margolis; Marjorie Cohn
Downloads: 198
[audio]New World Notes 288 - Obey and Keep Calm, Part 2 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 10, 2013. The propaganda barrage prior to the US's attack on Syria has begun. So all the more timely is Temujin Doran's new film. "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." It's about the military, political, and economic crimes of the Corporate State. It features readings from from Chris Hedges' 2010 book, "Death of the Liberal Class." The show begins with a few words about the government's Syria war fever and a reading of Chidanand Rajghatta'...
Keywords: Temujin Doran; Chris Hedges; corporations; war; military; Syria; Chidanand Rajghatta; Obey
Downloads: 174
[audio]New World Notes 287 - Obey and Keep Calm, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 3, 2013. The propaganda barrage prior to the US's attack on Syria has begun. So all the more timely is Temujin Doran's new film, "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." It's about the military, political, and economic crimes of the Corporate State. It features readings from from Chris Hedges' 2010 book, "Death of the Liberal Class." We'll hear the first half of "Obey" and then--to cheer things up a bit--a sweet short film by Doran explaining...
Keywords: Temujin Doran; Chris Hedges; keep calm; corporations; war; military; Syria
Downloads: 232
[audio]New World Notes 286 - The Costs of Empire, Part 2 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 27, 2013. Part 2 of a brilliant and witty speech by Progressive political scientist Michael Parenti, delivered in 1994. Twenty years later, the talk is every bit as cogent and relevant as it it was then This week, Parenti shows that empires are about class and wealth, not nationalism. Empires are ruinously expensive, but the expense is paid by the 99% in order to make the 1% even richer...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; neoimperialism; economy; military
Downloads: 197
[audio]New World Notes 285 - The Costs of Empire, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 20, 2013. A brilliant and witty speech by Progressive political scientist Michael Parenti, delivered in 1994. This week, in Part 1, Parenti argues that the United States is an imperial power-that it has an empire (a claim few were making back in 1994). But the goal of maintaining an empire is not national glory: the goal is increasing the profits of the Fortune 500 corporations...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; neoimperialism; Grenada; Cuba
Downloads: 498
[audio]New World Notes 284 - Surveillance Then and Now - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 13, 2013. The National Security Agency & predecessors have been spying on Americans for 95 years. Features selections from a witty lecture on NSA history by James Bamford. Plus relevant music by Roy Zimmerman and Anne Feeney. Question: If NSA sometimes ignores orders from the President, who DO they report to? Originally broadcast as NWN #18 (June, 2008). Available now for the first time in the Internet Archive...
Keywords: James Bamford; surveillance; domestic spying; NSA; National Security Agency
Downloads: 198
[audio]New World Notes 283 - Dog Day Afternoon at the Movies - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 6, 2013. Three short documentary films on fossil fuels, pollution, and the environment: 1. "300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds" by the Post Carbon Institute (Richard Heinberg) 2. "The Story of Cap & Trade" by Annie Leonard 3. "The Story of Electronics" by Annie Leonard This is a rerun of NWN #178 (August 2, 2011) http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ . Permanent link to the entry for this installment: (to follow)
Keywords: cap and trade; carbon; pollution; electronics; e-waste; fossil fuels; Annie Leonard; Richard Heinberg; Post Carbon Institute; recycling
Downloads: 145
[audio]New World Notes 282 - More Things Fall Apart - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 30, 2013. KD reflects on still more appliances that are self-destructing everywhere he turns. Somehow his ailing washing machine becomes a metaphor for all that's wrong with the U.S. government and economic system. With a comic-satiric song by Roy Zimmerman and a new video by the Progressive economists, ECON4. http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ For an ordered listing of all "New World Notes" programs archived here, copy and paste this URL into your browser's addr...
Keywords: repair; economy; appliances; ECON4; Obama; Roy Zimmerman
Downloads: 152
[audio]New World Notes 281 - M. Parenti vs God & His Demons, Part 2 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 23, 2013. In a telephone interview on April 6, 2010, Left-leaning political scientist Michael Parenti discusses his book, God and His Demons (Prometheus Books)--a survey of the woes caused in the name of, and by, Organized Religion. In this second of two parts, Parenti discusses the unholy alliance of the Church, the nation-state, and economic power; ... FEMA's enlistment of the clergy to preach obedience to authority; .....
Keywords: Air Force Academy; atheism; Christianity; God; God and His Demons; Giordano Bruno; Montaigne; Michael Parenti; religion; Roy Zimmerman
Downloads: 201
[audio]New World Notes 280 - M. Parenti vs God & His Demons, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 16, 2013. In a telephone interview on April 6, 2010, Left-leaning political scientist Michael Parenti discusses his book, God and His Demons (Prometheus Books)--a survey of the woes caused in the name of, and by, Organized Religion. In this first of two parts, Parenti talks about rampant child sexual abuse by the Christian (and other) clergy and the coverup thereof--and now, at the Vatican, the coverup of the coverup...
Keywords: Buddhism; Christianity; God and His Demons; Michael Parenti; Tibet
Downloads: 227
[audio]New World Notes 279 - Naomi Klein on CIA Project MK-ULTRA - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 9, 2013. For two decades or more, the CIA conducted secret experiments in torture and mind-control as Project MK-ULTRA. As subjects they used American and Canadian citizens who were unaware of what was happening to them. Klein tells the story of Gail Kastner, who discovered decades later that the CIA (via her psychiatrist) had permanently damaged her mind with drugs, sensory deprivation, and electroshock...
Keywords: Naomi Klein; MK-ULTRA; CIA; mind control; Gail Kastner; Ewen Cameron
Downloads: 277
[audio]New World Notes 278 - Imperialism at Home and Abroad - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 2, 2013. Includes the final part of Glen Ford's talk (begun in NWN # 276 & 277) plus a short commentary by Ford and a relevant song by David Rovics. Ford's focus this week is the US's current attempt (by means of AFRICOM) to control Africa's resources and trade by controlling Africa's militaries. And, relatedly, Ford addresses the US government's war against civil liberties at home...
Keywords: Glen Ford; David Rovics; imperialism; foreign policy; China; Wall Street; military; capitalism; Libya; Africa; AFRICOM
Downloads: 190
[audio]New World Notes 277 - Imperialism, Wall Street, and War (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 25, 2013. Second of 2.5 parts. More of a fine talk by GLEN FORD. He shows that much of American foreign policy--including military interventions --is all about trying to contain China. The US cannot compete with China economically because Wall Street has sold off our industrial assets. The only remaining source of American power is its huge military--which the government is now wielding with blatant disregard of national sovereignty and international law...
Keywords: Glen Ford; imperialism; foreign policy; China; Wall Street; deindustrialization; military; capitalism; Haiti; Iraq; Libya
Downloads: 185
[audio]New World Notes 276 - Imperialism, Wall Street, and War (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 18, 2013. First of 2.5 parts. A fine talk by GLEN FORD. He shows that much of American foreign policy--including military interventions in the Third World--is all about trying to contain China, soon to become the world's largest economy. The US cannot compete with China economically because Wall Street has sold off our industrial assets to inflate its own profits. The only remaining source of American power is its huge military--which the government is now wieldi...
Keywords: Glen Ford; imperialism; foreign policy; China; Wall Street; deindustrialization; military; capitalism
Downloads: 9
[audio]New World Notes 276 - Imperialism, Wall Street, and War (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 18, 2013. First of 2.5 parts. A fine talk by GLEN FORD. He shows that much of American foreign policy--including military interventions in the Third World--is all about trying to contain China, soon to become the world's largest economy. The US cannot compete with China economically because Wall Street has sold off our industrial assets to inflate its own profits. The only remaining source of American power is its huge military--which the government is now wieldi...
Keywords: Glen Ford; imperialism; foreign policy; China; Wall Street; deindustrialization; military; capitalism
Downloads: 28
[audio]New World Notes 275 - Fat-Free Snake Oil - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 11, 2013. Two critical views of the American economic system--one trivial, one profound. First, product marketing run amok. K.D. discusses the 40 different varieties of Colgate toothpaste at the supermarket, and he explains why spray cooking oil--which is 99% fat--is sold as "fat-free spray oil." Then NOAM CHOMSKY discusses Big Business's expensive campaign to accelerate global climate change regardless of its threat to all life on the planet...
Keywords: capitalism; magna carta; climate change; global warming; Noam Chomsky; marketing; consumer product; Colgate; toothpaste
Downloads: 26
[audio]New World Notes 274 - The "Seven Sisters" and the Oil of the Middle East (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 4, 2013. Second of 2 parts. The "Seven Sisters" was Big Oil. It was the cartel of huge private oil corporations that ended up owning almost all the oil in the Middle East. They stole and kept this treasure by hook and by crook, in violation of many laws, with help from corrupt monarchs abroad and muscle from the U.S. government, armed forces, and CIA. We adapt to radio a new video documentary...
Keywords: oil; Iraq; Iran; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Shah of Iran; Seven Sisters; Standard Oil; BP; OPEC; Gulf War
Downloads: 47
[audio]New World Notes 273 - The "Seven Sisters" and the Oil of the Middle East (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 28, 2013. First of 2 parts. The "Seven Sisters" was Big Oil. It was the cartel of huge private oil corporations that ended up owning almost all the oil in the Middle East. They stole and kept this treasure by hook and by crook, in violation of many laws, with help from corrupt monarchs abroad and muscle from the U.S. government, armed forces, and CIA. We adapt to radio a new video documentary...
Keywords: oil; Iraq; Iran; Saudi Arabia; Mossadeq; Seven Sisters; Standard Oil; BP; OPEC
Downloads: 47
[audio]New World Notes 272B - George Carlin on American BS (revised) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 21, 2013. Re-edited to censor out a faint sound that might be an indecent word. In his last years, socially-engaged comedian George Carlin seemed less angry, more resigned, and shrewd as ever as he observed American politics and culture rushing to hell in a handbasket. Our show presents some of Carlin's last performances and parts of an interview--plus a Carlin-like song by David Rovics...
Keywords: George Carlin; America; United States; children; comedy; satire
Downloads: 63
[audio]New World Notes 272 - George Carlin on American B.S. - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 21, 2013. In his last years, socially-engaged comedian George Carlin seemed less angry, more resigned, and shrewd as ever as he observed American politics and culture rushing to hell in a handbasket. Our show presents some of Carlin's last performances and parts of an interview--plus a Carlin-like song by David Rovics. The theme is B.S., America, and why the two make an especially bad combination...
Keywords: George Carlin; America; United States; children; comedy; satire
Downloads: 91
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